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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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24 events
8 reviews
10 stars
Don't count on getting a taxi cab afterwards. They were giving priority pick-up to Uber & private cars. I would recommend the Foggy Bottom shuttle & taking the Metro if you can.
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19 reviews
15 stars
Avoid the garage at the KenCen at all costs: a rip-off. At the very least, park at the garage next door for $12. If you can't take the Metro to GW (and then the free shuttle to the KenCen), you can try parking on the street NEAR the Metro and then jumping on the bus. And then you can get a bite to eat before (or after).
New York City Ballet: 2 Programs
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New York City Ballet
20 ratings
4.7 average rating
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56 events
17 reviews
42 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

Kennedy Center is a great venue to see ballet or opera. Seats were excellent; in the orchestra. Whole family able to go and enjoy this cultural experience

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19 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

Ballet excellent & good orchestra aisle seats.

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Maria Red Velvet
5 events
4 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

Loved this performance. The dancing was terrific but what i really enjoyed was the program. the modern and then the waltzes! I loved it. I took my three nieces and they also loved it. their ages ranged from 7 to 15 years of age. we were...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“NYCB possesses a wonderfully rich, deep treasury of ballets."  —The Washington Post 


Running time is approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes. 

On the Program:

Carousel (A Dance) (Wheeldon/Rodgers)  18 min.; followed by a 20-min. intermission)

Glass Pieces (Robbins/Glass)  (26 min.; followed by a 20-min. intermission)

Vienna Waltzes (Balanchine/J. Strauss Jr., Lehar, and R. Strauss)  (49 min.)

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.